giovedì 30 gennaio 2020

Glenn Hauser logs January 29-30, 2020

** BRAZIL. 3365, Jan 30 circa 0020, JBA carrier direct from R. Cultura de Araraquara, but from 0030 VG local-like signal via Pardinho SDR also in SP state, with hyper-enthusiastic coverage of silly ballgame, or perhaps preliminaries; suspected to be its final day on air if not tomorrow. Many others are monitoring this, but the occasion is not enough to keep me listening to such nonsense. I have yet to hear any ID even in passing, but no doubt this is it, based on info in my previous report. How about something *cultural*? Website as in WRTH is only one static page, no info on program schedule, but does refer (not link) to its disgraced FB, which is very active and nothing about programming found there either, but nothing to indicate anything cultural (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** CUBA [and non]. 530, Jan 29 at 0720, Spanish talk // 5025, so Radio Rebelde which could be either far Guantánamo 1 kW, or closer Isla Juventud of unknown power; mixing with EZL music from Radio Enciclopedia, near Habana which is normally the only Cuban heard; and at times with third station no doubt CHLO Ontario (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** KOREA SOUTH. 1566, Jan 29 at 1335, TP carrier from NW, strongest vs the low-banders which are just about gone by now; LSR 1335 UT. I keep on it and at 1344:32 the carrier drops off, but then I hear it again more weakly. That would be the FEBC Jeju Island antenna change from Japanese to Chinese. Before the switch, 1566 had some long slow fades, maybe SAH of less than 1 Hz from another station rather than propagational? But there are nothing else but six China stations of 10 or 1 kW listed. I assume it`s not considered worth jamming (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** TURKEY. 5960, Jan 29 at 2357, VOT IS has stayed on after English and now the German IDs start, presumably prior to axual German bonus broadcast but unrechecked until 0050 Jan 30 when it`s off (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 426-MCW kHz, Jan 29 at 0725 UT, ND beacon IZS, which is 25 watts from Montezuma, Georgia; mixing with something else at first hard to unravel. The only others are in AL and MS. Where`s that? Twin city with Oglethorpe, SW of Macon -- I was not aware of them during my brief stint at Warner Robins AFB.

428-MCW kHz, Jan 29 at 0724 UT, ND beacon POH, which is 25 watts from Pocahontas, Iowa; the only 428 at and the highest in the 400s from conterminous US, exceeded only in CONUS by an Alaskan on 429. Where`s that? NW of Fort Dodge (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2018 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday January 29 at 2100 on WRMI 7780, poor.

Also confirmed Wed Jan 29 at 2200:23 on WBCQ 7490.26, fair S9/+10.

Also confirmed UT Thu Jan 30 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, JBA.

Next WOR #2019 should be ready by early UT January 31 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 15770, Jan 29 at 1900, this reactivated WRMI is only JBA via UTwente SDR; direct here around 2020, much better with Radio Prague relay in English (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

** U S A. 1090, Jan 29 at 0703:20, KAAY, Little Rock AR ID and then dead air; 0705.0 JIP tail end of SRN news, and then 0705:30 into gospel music. Something`s always wrong at ToH (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)

This report dispatched at 0257 UT January 30